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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for California on
Q: I was fined $250 under California code of civil procedure for failing to appear at jury duty. What is the fine consider

ed. I was told by the clerk that it is not a misdemeanor, but is it an infraction (like a parking ticket?) a sanction, and what is the difference? Was I “convicted” of something?

David Michael Lehr
David Michael Lehr answered on Dec 3, 2020

It is not a criminal record. Therefore, the only penalty can be, and is, a fine. Sorry about the $, but it will not hurt your life in the long run!

Good luck!

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Legal Malpractice for Indiana on
Q: Why does the chronological case summary say that a notice of discovery was filed by me when I haven't done ANYTHING?

My husband filed a petition for dissolution of marriage behind my back on 10/23/2020 and it looks like his lawyer submitted a bunch of stuff to the court. I haven't talked to anyone, hired a lawyer, or talked to his lawyer AT ALL. It shows that a notice of discovery with the "filed... Read more »

Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson answered on Dec 2, 2020

It may have been an error by the clerk. You can try to contact the court to have them correct the CCS entry.

Also yes, effective service is required on you in order for the divorce to proceed.

Hope that helps.

Q: Isn’t setting a statewide curfew against this section of the constitution? The people should have the freedom to choose

Choosing between staying home away from the virus if they’re high risk or going out with a friend if both of you recently tested negative. The freedom to go and hang out with a friend should be up to their own Individual person. I would say this falls under the sentence “...enjoy and defend... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Nov 23, 2020

We are experiencing one of the rare occasions when, for health reasons to protect all of us, the government is given the responsibility to make orders such as the present curfew, and we must comply with them. Our individual freedoms mean nothing if this pandemic can kill so many of us without... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for New York on
Q: I found a bond that was my grandfather-in-law. How can I tell if it's worth something?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 22, 2020

A financial advisor, or other investment professional might be more familiar with this area than a Government and Administrative Law attorney. Until you locate a financial/investment professional for meaningful guidance, there are some online tools out there for computing bond value. If you could... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for New Hampshire on
Q: Once bookd at the pd for arrest if the cops let me read the miranda right aloud not them to me is that possible dismis

Was arrested for refusing breathalyzer, after passing field test. While being booked at the station, the officer started to read the miranda rights and I forget why I said, do u want me to read it? I think it's because he was flopping over words and with masks I cant hear him well anyways. He... Read more »

Leonard D. Harden
Leonard D. Harden answered on Nov 22, 2020

This is a commonly asked question. I have answered it in a FAQ on the internet.

Here is the law a about Miranda:

What if the police don’t read me my rights?

This is one of the most commonly asked questions....
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Gov & Administrative Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I need legal representation for a divorce I was never part and was kept away from my kids please

I would like to re evaluate the my court case only this time I have the right representation thank you

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Nov 16, 2020

Where in Oklahoma is your case?

Has there already been a divorce decree filed? If so, when?

What is it you want to try to modify?

Any other details of your case you can think of would be helpful also.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Traffic Tickets for New York on
Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein answered on Nov 15, 2020

It should, but good luck getting the TVB to follow it.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Utah on
Q: I am US Citizen, I have a spouse and I want to marry some one in India. Can I apply for my 2nd wife I-130?

I need to have 2nd wife. I there is any law in Utah to have two wives?

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Nov 11, 2020

Immigration is a federal statute, and bigamy is illegal in the US.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Gov & Administrative Law on
Q: Hi, Can I ask any type of question regarding any country rules? Or is this only for U.S. government?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 11, 2020

It's essentially limited to U.S. federal law and state law. Areas of law involving other nations can sometimes arise in the International and Immigration Law sections, but as for asking questions about the laws that apply in other nations, this would not be the ideal forum. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

Q: Yacht was Impounded dead battery /illegally moored? With a Court date of 4/29/20 I offered $4000 4/1/20 ignored?

I called LBPD an Officer emailed Impound with copies of my clear title and payment check. He advised Impound please respond to her many calls? Return her property this check is good! Ignored! Bought boat back 5/11/ she was gutted! Destroyed! $37,000 damage storage up to $14000 plus hotel stays They... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Nov 10, 2020

You should contact a civil rights lawyer right away. You can go to the Los Angeles County Bar Association's website ( and look for their Lawyers Referral Service (LRS). They should be able to assist you.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Government Contracts and Public Benefits for Texas on
Q: Could you clarify how/why the minority of the Court favours an economic model of state paternalism / social democracy?

This is regarding the Supreme court case, Lochner v. New York, 198 U.S. 45 (1905)

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 9, 2020

There's considerable discussion and material on this case online. It could take some effort to narrow the issues down to the specific manner outlined in the description above. One starting point could be the U.S. Supreme Court's blog -... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Internet Law for California on
Q: Is there any way to stop my son's autopsy report from being public record (CPRA) if we are in safe at home program?

I have recently been informed of an organization who has drastically digging for details and information surrounding my son's death. My son passed in a horrific and tragic accident in May, he was just 5 months old. These people have shared his story and details of the incident and I cannot... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Nov 5, 2020

You should contact a good privacy rights lawyer right away. No parent should have to endure the further indignity of unwanted scrutiny regarding the death of such a young child. In Los Angeles you should be able to find a top notch lawyer who knows how handle such situations. You can go to the Los... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Michigan on
Q: Can the state of Michigan provides individual confidential driving record to a company in exchange of money?
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Nov 4, 2020

There's a flaw in the premise of your question: your driving record is not entirely confidential.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: How does one proceed when they have a warrant for missing court but defendant had a reason to fear for his life.

Credible and serious threats had been made including an assault with a deadly weapon reported. And again another assault just the night before. Protective custody in a small town is what started it

And police even stated that they couldnt keep the defendant safe after the assault with... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Nov 3, 2020

more info needed

i assume you have a lawyer........and that is who you should discuss this with.

i suspect s/he will advise you re talking to the police

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Ohio on
Q: In ohio how do i find out if im linked to a specific car or that cars license plate?

Ex. I have an active warrant amd no license in ohio but my cars registered in my dads name so that way its legal but if ohio cop runs plates will he get my current info such as warrant xcetera???

David A. Ingram
David A. Ingram answered on Oct 31, 2020

In Ohio, warrants are issued against a person, not property. While the car is registered to your father, the warrant is linked to your name, date of birth, and social security number. The BMV will put a warrant block on your license (if you had one), preventing you from renewing your license until... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for Georgia on
Q: If an individual has been in jail for 90 days and hasn't been indicted or granted bond,the judge is in violation of wha?
Jermario L Davis
Jermario L Davis answered on Oct 26, 2020

The statute that you are referring to is o.c.g.a. 17-7-50....if true, the judge would be required to set a reasonable bond upon petition by the Defendant. There are exceptions if the state intends to seek the death penalty. Specifically, the state can seek additional time (90 more days) to... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Q: Wife called the cops on our retired cop neighbor for screaming all night, cops gave him her name,can they do that?

so he was screaming all night for 3 nights, wife called the cops and they went to check and told us it was goats,, next day he asked other neighbors who is (wifes name) cuz sherrifs told him that she called the sherrifs on him,, i know he was a cop and got fired for a shooting and drinks all day so... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 25, 2020

more info needed.

however, it wouldn't be hard to figure out who called the police if they said it was on either side???

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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Personal Injury and Native American Law for Kansas on
Q: I am looking for a lawyer who works with federal cases. Pertaining Administrative law on trust land.

OSHA violation

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 24, 2020

From your post, it appears you are looking for a lawyer and you have been waiting two weeks for a response. But this is not a law firm or lawyer referral service. It is only a Question and Answer board, for brief answers to general legal questions. You could conduct independent searches on your own... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Gov & Administrative Law, Land Use & Zoning and Municipal Law for Illinois on
Q: Want to put in a fence but restriction on plat are in the way. The city doesn't know who owns the plat restrictions.

We purchased a home in McHenry, IL and back up to a major roadway. We have dogs and kids and want to put in a 6' fence and not give up 30' of our yard. The restrictions are on the plat but nobody knows who owns them to have them removed. The restrictions are:

1. Fencing is... Read more »

Robert Shipley
Robert Shipley answered on Oct 22, 2020

Based upon your description, it appears the City is/would be cooperative with your ultimate goal. It is likely the restrictions were put in place by the developer, perhaps based upon zoning or right of way issues. I would think the City should be able to work with you to develop a solution. I... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Gov & Administrative Law for New Jersey on
Q: Can I get arrested if my parent forces me to take and buy drugs?

So basically my mom made me buy/take street xanax. So she gave me money for me to buy the xanax and she told me what to ask for and when and how much. When i did find someone who had it and i told my mom about that and showed her what the person was saying. “i” (my mother) said yeah i’ll buy... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Oct 22, 2020

Yes you can get arrested as you are committing a crime and so is your mother. The same as if your mother asked you to shoot a gun at a person, just because someone told you to do it, does that mean that you have to listen or that you have immunity from prosecution. By the way it is a crime for... Read more »

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